Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines. We know you rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 308-432-5301. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.